With everyone distracted and trying to figure out what steps to take on an hourly basis because of the Coronavirus outbreak in the United States, Donald Trump seems to have figured out that this is his opportune environment to try and use his pardon power.
Trump claimed early this afternoon, without evidence, that the FBI and DOJ apparently “lost” records related to former and failed Trump National Security Advisor Mike Flynn. What this has to do with Flynn agreeing on his own to a plea deal on December 1st in 2017, with special counsel Robert Mueller, is beyond comprehension. Trump then said because of these “lost” records, he’s considering a full pardon!
“So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many others also), the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has ?lost? the records of General Michael Flynn. How convenient. I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!” Trump said today, on his National Day of “Prayer,” which he is obviously not observing by stirring up conspiracies today.
So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many others also), the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has ?lost? the records of General Michael Flynn. How convenient. I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2020
What’s scary is that it’s not even clear what the hell Trump is talking about. Basic searches for news in the past 24 hours and in the past week turn up no results related to Mike Flynn. There has been no recent news related to Mike Flynn. Trump brought this up out of nowhere.
There is a reason Flynn agreed to his plea deal, Robert Mueller had him nailed. No one agrees to cooperate with an investigation in exchange for a lighter sentence because they are innocent. Flynn is guilty as a matter of law, not even by opinion! He admitted it himself!
Odds are that Coronavirus deaths and the infected rate is going to explode this week as testing finally becomes more available. Deaths have been going up nearly by the hour today, retroactively, on people who passed last week but Doctors were unable to test. It’s no coincidence Trump is bringing up a full Flynn pardon ahead of what is going to be a chaotic week.